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Sweet Briar College invites applications for a tenure-track position in comparative politics.  We seek candidates with experience and a proven scholarly record past the Ph.D., including publications and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. The appointment may be either at the assistant or at the associate professor level, depending on academic experience. The successful candidate will be an engaged scholar-teacher who will be central in building the government and international affairs program for the future; will collaborate with colleagues across different disciplines and be open to contributing to a variety of majors and programs; will shape and participate in campus academic life; and will work closely with undergraduates on research and as a mentor.  The normal teaching load is 3:3.  Candidates ready to work with a diverse student body are especially welcome.  Candidates should have research and teaching interests in Asia, Latin America, Africa, or the Middle East.  While applicants from a variety of scholarly concentrations are welcome, we are particularly interested in candidates working on environmental or sustainability issues; health policy and practice; social justice; transitioning states; population, immigration, and demographics; or global political economy.

Applications should be sent by email to Applications should include: 1) a cover letter; 2) a CV; 3) a statement on teaching, research, institutional experience, and future plans; 4) the names and full contact information for 3 references; and 5) an academic publication (journal- or chapter-length publication preferred).  Items 1-4 should be in a single PDF file; item 5 may be in the same file or a separate PDF.  Review of applications will start January 4, 2016.  For full consideration, applications should be received by February 9, 2016.

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